Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in El Salvador instead of Liechtenstein, you would:


live 7.0 years less

In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In El Salvador, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).


make 93.6% less money

Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in El Salvador, the GDP per capita is $8,900.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In El Salvador, that number is 7.0%.

spend 25.0% more on taxes

Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In El Salvador, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 55.8% more children

In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In El Salvador, there are 16.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In El Salvador, on the other hand, 16.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.4% less likely to have internet access

In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In El Salvador, about 29.0% do.


spend 34.6% more on education

Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. El Salvador spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

El Salvador: At a glance

El Salvador is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 20,721 sq km. El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

How big is El Salvador compared to Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.


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